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Minister Browne and Gibraltar’s Bossano will attend Falklands’ Liberation Day June 14

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 - 06:39 UTC
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Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne is scheduled to attend the Falkland Islands Liberation ceremony on June 14 in Stanley to mark the 30th anniversary of the recovery of the Islands from invading Argentine forces. Read full article

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  • BritishguyfromLondon

    Good, an excellent show of solidarity between the British people. The Falklands and Gibraltar are British, and it's time that the Argies got used to it.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    I look forward to having a drink with you Minister.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mcarling

    Here is a hilarious parody of CFK at the UN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vys78sGB7Ya

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuHkBagrRAc&feature=related

    Someone may have posted this before but i think this is good too!

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    3 mcarling

    Can't view these where I am but I assume that one is CFK 'debating' with Ban Ki Moon? If so it is a classic that everyone should watch - though the end is a bit odd.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • honoria

    I went to San Carlos yesterday to commemorate the British troops landing in 82. It was a sunny day with blue skies and a light breeze but not as cold as it was in 82. For those who haven't seen it, the British cemetery is circular, built like a stone corral on a slope overlooking San Carlos water. A lovely tranquil location. There was an excellent turnout and a very moving service, a fitting tribute to the brave men who liberated the Falklands. As the years go by I am increasingly aware of how young they were, but so courageous.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    6
    What a very nice and thoughtful post.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    I notice that CFK is going to the USA.

    In 2009 a wealthy Venezuelan working for the Chavez government was caught entering the Miami with a suitcase suffed with cash. He was sentenced to 4 years in a US prison. Testimony in the two-month trial raised allegations that the suitcase was part of a larger gift of $5 million dollars from Chavez for CFK's political campaigns.

    Perhaps CFK is going to visit a US bank?

    May 22nd, 2012 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I just hope the Argies do not come up with a stupid stunt (had to be careful how I typed that) that will 'justify' their claim for the mythical Malvinas.

    Only their deluded Mad Bitch of a president would think it the 'correct' thing to do.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Don't forget the 25th of May either. They are bound to emulate Hitler by saying or doing something else stupid.
    KFC must have the largest feet in SA to absorb all the bullets she keeps pumping into her feet.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    CFK can go to that UN Decolonization meeting and demand all sorts of things, but Falklands sovereignty can't be negotiable. Either your have it or you don't, and Hong Kong's situation not a valid comparison.

    Minister Browne's statement seems respectful and relevant, but maybe others might add that Argentina should thank Britain for having been key in divesting Argentina of the fascist Military Junta.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Apparently
    CFK and her sidekick tonto, [sorry]tin man,
    Are to complain to the UN that the British are deliberately militarising the south Atlantic, with giblatarian military personnel,
    And is a British colonial conspiracy to control it with foreign invaders.
    Apparently.

    .

    May 22nd, 2012 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    For the next couple of days we should have a rest from Kretin's whining and moaning, as she seems to have 'flu. Just goes to show that the vaccination doesn't work, she had her shot about a fortnight ago.

    The photo is sensational!!!!

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/101445/cfk-cancels-activities-due-to-flu-symptoms

    May 22nd, 2012 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    Good news that a minister and the other C24 chappy are visiting the Falklands. It's good to show support and the C24 guy can see the happy populus 1st hand.

    I can't wait for CFK to attend the C24 summit, it is bound to be a gift and hopefully an early exit just like the Amercas summit. I want to put the event in my diary. Anyone know when it is, soon after 14th of June but when?

    May 22nd, 2012 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Braedon

    @13

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    Put a bloody warning up next time, i dont need to see the result of 50 years of botox melting

    Also is this the guy that their ambassador recently said was an “evil scary knight” (almost direct quote there) or was that the defence minister?

    May 22nd, 2012 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    With a sinking economy and 30% inflation at home don't you think that all CFK is doing at the UN is using the stage to distract the gullible people of Argentina?

    May 22nd, 2012 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willy

    Malvinas belong to Argentina. I hope they will be able to celebrate their “liberation day” in the future, since Britain invaded this territory first in 1833.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    We liberated you in 1982 and helped you to remove your military dictatorship!.
    Unfortunately you have since elected the Kirchner dynasty that is no better.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @17 - willy. There is no such place as these Malvinas you blab on about.

    The Falklands however have been British territory since 1746. Some squatters from the United Provinces were evicted in 1833, but the colonists were invited to stay. All but 2 families stayed. Neither were 'Argentinian.'. The descendants of the colonists that stayed have lived on the islands in peace until 1982, when Argentina illegally invaded the islands and took their liberty away and threatened to ethnically cleanse the islands.

    Fortunately within a few months their liberty was restored and the illegal Argentine invaders were shown the door.

    Nothing Argentina has done since then would convince anyone in the world that you are after peace, and you remain as aggressive as ever.

    On 14th June the people of the Falklands will give thanks to those who fought and in some cases died to restore their freedom and way of life.

    Go home and cry Argentina, the Falklands will never be yours.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willy

    You Say “We liberated you...” I am not Argentinian. Anyway this is true, but this has nothing to see with what we are talking about. The fact that you invaded this territory first is true and you do not want to talk about it. Kirchner is not a good president at all, but this does not mean that every argentinian are like her.-

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @20 - the islands were uninhabited when discovered. So they can't have been 'invaded', but they were colonised. In 1833 an illegal PENAL colony from the UP was evicted.

    In 1850 the Argentine government signed a treaty with Britain recognising the Falklands as British territory. The myth of the 'Malvinas' was invented by Peron in the 1940s.

    If Argentina had a legal case they would have taken in to arbitration at the International Court of Justice. Three times Argentina has refused. If they are so sure of their claim why would they refuse?

    It's because the whole claim is a fabrication and they know it. The Falkland Islanders, who can trace their ancestors on the islands to before Argentina existed, have the right to determination their own future and their own allegiance.

    And they have the right to celebrate their freedom and remember the men who made the ultimate sacrifice to give them that freedom.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    20 willy (#)
    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:11 pm

    I am an Argentine. Let's be absolutely truthfull for once in our lives, the Falkland Islands were not, are not, and will no be Argentine. They belong to the people who live there, the Falkland Islanders, so let's just forget about the Argentine claim, it doesn't exist, it's a fairy tale created by Juan Doming Perón in 1941 when he thought the British were going to lose WWII, and thatis all it is a fairy tale, “un cuento de hadas”.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @20
    Unfortunately the Argentinians voted for her and she is now in power and they now suffer their choice - over the years it has always been “its not our fault” but for some reason the Argentinians always end with the wrong ones.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yoda

    @willy
    Study history, you must.
    To see with own eyes, go to Falklands, you should.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wіlly

    ...yes master Yoda...I will study and try to better understand the situation. I did not realise the islands were uninhabited when the Brits arrived.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willy

    @ 25 willy. I am the true willy, not you.
    I have just learnt some history:
    The first habitants were french, not british!
    You left these islands in 1871!
    You invaded the islands in 1833! You invaded it or not?!?!?!?
    You invaded a large number of countries all over the world (Argentina 1806, 1807, 1845), India, several countries in Africa. All of them were colonies which were exploited to get money for your Queen. In most of colonies were killed thounsands of people in order to get their resources.
    Who are the most aggresive people????????????
    Islanders would have to erect a monument for Galtieri or give a street his name as they did with Thatcher. Because definetly, thanks to him, British people know where the islands are! And off course islanders are no longer discriminated farmers or “second hand british citizens”.
    You always say “self-determination”. Self determination does not apply for british people who lives illegaly in an islands 8000 miles away from your home.
    Maybe the Malvinas will not never be argentine, but you (kelpers) will always live in a place, that you know, it does not belong to you.
    Bye, bye, I leave this british portal. I did not thinkt all readers were kelpers.-

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mcarling

    The first sighting of the Falklands was British (1592). The first landing was British (1690). The first settlements were French (1764) and British (1765). In 1767, the Spanish forced the French to surrender control of their settlement to the Spanish, the French settlers all left, and the Spanish abandoned their newly won zero-occupancy settlement the same year. In 1770, Spanish forces fired upon the British settlement and forced a British surrender. In 1771, the Spanish government disavowed the unauthorized attack and restored the settlement to the British.

    The British and the Spanish both maintained claims until the Spanish gave up in 1836. The first Argentine claim was in 1929, which was immediately protested by just about everyone, including the British, Spanish, and the United States. Argentina first tried to take the Falklands in 1832, but their military garrison was evicted by the British three months later, in January 1833. The settlers (an international bunch led by Frenchman Vernet, who had permission from both the Argentine and British authorities) were all permitted to stay. Only the military and their wives and children were asked to leave.

    Argentina maintained their claim until 1850, when they ratified the Arena-Southern Treaty, in which Argentina renounced all disputes with the British. This decisively and forever ended any legitimate basis in international law for Argentina to claim the Falklands.

    In 1888, Argentina flirted with the possibility of trying to resuscitate their claim, but didn't quite do so. Only in 1941, did Argentina formally try again to claim the Falklands. Too late to undo what they signed away in 1849-50.

    So, the timing of the early settlements really doesn't matter. Argentina formally agreed to British sovereignty over the Falklands in 1850. End of story. Well ... it would have been the end of the story if Argentina had respected international law from 1941 to the present.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @26 - willy. Here it comes. The British empire was bad, blah, blah, blah.

    Can't you malvinistas come up with anything original or even recent?

    By the way, just to balance the same old arguments, don't forget that the Argentine Invaders massacred most of the inhabitants of what is now Argentina.

    willy, you say you will not come back to this site. A sure sign that you know you ate talking drivel, and have lost this discussion.

    Go back to Argentina and cry, stamp your feet and howl at the moon, because that is all Argentina can do.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    @ Willy

    So you are saying the islands belong to the French?

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • honoria

    @26 the real willy or maybe not
    You say you have left this portal - a good thing too as it saves me from having to explain that you have been force fed so much anti British propaganda that you have actually started to believe it. Astonishing yet again.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    wily is a troll
    proberbly ttt or one of the tribe, trying to divert your attention from the real facts,

    he is another who thinks CFK should rule the world,
    ohhh dearr

    May 22nd, 2012 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    TTT/Tobias is OK, I know he can be a wind up merchant at times. I may not agree with his viewpoint but that is what debate is all about.

    He is not like the obvious trolls - the various think incarnations, Guzz, Max, British K.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Hello I'm British and we should give the Islands back to Argies.
    KaMoron is stupid and we here in Britain are starving to death.

    We have no money to have another war with Argies and we are not able to make any retaken military operation due to our army is in a crappy state.

    God save the Queen

    Cheers,

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Oh I forgot one - DanyBerger

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willy

    hey briton, CFK is shit, Neither CFK nor Cameron or his friend Obama should rule the world. The last ones are part of a group that decide what to do with the world and CFK is extremely corrupt.
    To be honest, I think that Argentina should continue claiming for the Malvinas but both sides (falklands and Argentina) should restablish good relations and Argentina should not isolate the islands. Just the opposite, both parts should be fully integrated.
    But I am afraid neither Argentina nor Falklands want to do so. I think Argentina`s offer for flights could be a good begining, but you do not want to accept this.-

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Wee Willy.

    The only ones who should decide what happens in the “Falkland Islands” are the “Falkland Islanders”.

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Do think the UK should claim France or Spain,
    Or the 13 colonies,
    Do you think Canada should claim Alaska,
    Australia claim new Zealand,
    Or even Russia claim Germany,
    Italy claim Greece,

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Your, view, [in which you are fully entitled to]
    Seems to indicate that you can claim , who you like , when you like , where you like, just because ???
    [You did not give us a reason why Argentina should take what is not hers]
    Perhaps your opinion will change,
    especially if you believe in democracy,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Interesting thought .

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @35
    Any Flights that would be set up between argentina and the Falklands could be severed when CFK has one of her FITS!!!!

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    a great opportunity to gun down a couple of InselAffe in Mount Peasant

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @willy

    Hello Willy I think you are right we don’t want another war with the argies and we are broke.

    BTW Cameron is also corrupt and stupid politician throwing money to fellow crooks bankers while starving us with his cuts.

    Greetings from Manchester.

    @El Gaucho Rivero

    We are not Affen just like bananas that all : )

    May 22nd, 2012 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexx

    Long Live Steve Mc Graw

    Long Live Scotland ********* Long Live Republic

    May 22nd, 2012 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    go home little fishy,

    the sharks are out to get you .

    May 22nd, 2012 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @40 - Hey Dany, up to your usual high jinks I see.

    You are right about one thing, Dany, Britain doesn't want a war with Argentina or anyone else for that matter. People who want wars, like you do Dany, are fools or profiteers. I believe from the standards of your posts that the former describes you.

    But don't be in any doubt about Britains resolve to defend the Falklands against any aggression by any nation, although Argentina is the only nation in the world showing aggression to the islanders.

    On the 14 June a celebration and commemoration will be held. Thanks will be given to the brave men and women who came to liberate the people of the Falklands from a fascist murderous regime. Thanks especially will be given to the men who made the supreme sacrifice -

    When you go home, tell them of us and say,
    For their tomorrow, we gave our today.”

    May 23rd, 2012 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    CFK is acting like a ferocious pussy cat, hissing at the legs of democracy.

    May 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    44 briton

    I am trying desperately NOT to reply to the 'pussy cat' comment or I might be removed permanently. :o)

    May 23rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @LEPRecon

    Oh! LePR how humanitarian you are today.

    Wars sometimes are necessary to keep balance of power and to test strength of military power.

    You should know that what kind of EU are you?

    I have not doubt that Britain will do her best to stand in the world as military power, but unfortunately Britain can lose because Arg. are more willing to kill and die.

    After all some 6000 are not so much.

    Think about it.

    May 23rd, 2012 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    46 DanyBerger (#)
    May 23rd, 2012 - 01:32 pm

    You stupid Kraut. You don't have an ounce of Argentine blood in your veins, if you did you wouldn't be talking that balls about Argentines being more willing to kill and die. We showed the world just how willing to kill and die we were in 1982 and we haven't changed a bit.
    Go back to Germany you piece of crap.

    May 23rd, 2012 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    47 Simon68

    Well said: but he will not go, they would not have him back.

    May 23rd, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shb

    @danny berger.

    LOL- you really kill me with your posts.

    Are you personally prepared to jump out of a foxhole and charge a determined enemy, or to strap yourself into an attack jet and hope a British SAM or AAM blasts you out of the sky?

    I doubt your countrymen are as fanatical as you claim, I bet that all we would have to do is hit you hard enough and you would fold again. It's simply a matter of inflicting enough casualties on you in terms of manpower and material to stop any aggression in it's tracks. Your population is not up for a sustained war of aggression either, particularly a losing one.

    May 23rd, 2012 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    p/s
    I was thinking of a jack russel
    But with all that movement , it was worth it .
    .lolol

    May 23rd, 2012 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Simon68

    I reckon that your list of “you are not talking for Argentines” was too short only “one” have signed and was “you”.

    May be your list you should be called “you are not talking for BritIwannaBe” what fit more into your sepoy character. I guess your list would be much longer.

    @ shb

    “yourself into an attack jet and hope a British SAM or AAM blasts you out of the sky”

    Hope, yeah you will need too much hope I believe. Very easy to say but no so easy to accomplish.

    Your STM and or RM effective range 7 km, AIM-120 50/75km (AAM used by ETP).

    You will need something much better on these days I guess to avoid to be bombed first by a BAP-IR.

    May 24th, 2012 - 06:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    51 DunniBurger

    You have neither the technical education needed or the training required to fly a fast jet: that is assuming there is still one capable of flying and has not suffered terminal airframe damage.

    BUT, beside all of that, you are a CRAVEN COWARD and would shit yourself if you got withing range of a Typhoon, that can kill you without you even being able to see it OR in range for your missiles. Better still, a Type 45 which is the cutting edge in the world for killing airborne threats and can kill ALL your jets in ONE strike.

    But, never mind, the military MIGHT let you have a fully automatic FN SLR to play with as long as you promise to be a good little boy and not shoot your own people. Becuase, being fully automatic, you won't be able to hit anything you are aiming at.

    Ha Ha Ha. What a twat you are.

    May 24th, 2012 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DаnyBerger

    @Simon ; shb ; ChrisR
    My grandparents was Hitler Youth Nazis escaped to Argentina so I have military in my genes, this is why I want a war.

    I grow up with history of defeat and humiliation. My families fatherland destroyed and all cities bombed to absolute ruins.

    My country is falling apart and again my military was humiliated in 82. I want revenge. You talk and talk while you know nothing of our secret weapons.

    We are training Patagonia Orcas to put mines on boats. That is just one example. We are building a super gun to fire penguins from the mainland to the Malvinas. Penguins will be stuffed with explosives ala AngryBird - TOP SECRET ArgieBirds

    Your typo 45 wont know wat hits it. You will see.

    Then when the pirates are blown from the water we will sail to antarctic and rescue Hitler from his secret base.....

    May 24th, 2012 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    Somebody has usurped Dany's alias. Whoever it is has a great sense of humour!!!

    May 24th, 2012 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    54 Simon68

    Well, whoever it is, you have to smile.

    Unless of course, he knows something that we don't!

    I wonder if they are 6“ diameter penguins or 10”? :o)

    May 24th, 2012 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yoda

    @Simon and Chris
    Under Jedi mind control was Dany.
    Searching his feelings he was.

    May 24th, 2012 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ChrisRambo

    DanyBerger (twin above) made in Mercopress had already answered you. haha

    May 25th, 2012 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @43LEPRecon
    You are so right.

    “From the sea - Freedom.”

    May 25th, 2012 - 05:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Ha ha. The Rg's are so funny.
    ”Self -determination doesn't count, so we're going back to a time when RG land didn't exist. UPof RP -not Argentina. But we're only going back to 1833 to recycle lies about the civvy population who were not expelled. We want to go back in time to discredit the modern 21st century self-determination, but ON NO acccount must we go back to 1765. Pffffft!

    May 25th, 2012 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

    Please support our Keep the Falklands British page on fb, just sign in and click the like button to subscribe -

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-the-Falklands-British/123151384435619?sk=wall&filter=3

    May 29th, 2012 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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